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About Motley

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  • Birthday 07/06/1960

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    Banbury
  • Interests
    Golf, Mountain Biking

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    BMW 530i Sport (Manual)

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  1. Motley

    530i sport manual, where are they??

    I have one too. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  2. Motley

    New discs and pads please

    Hi: please could you provide me with a cost for new front discs/pads/sensor for a 2011 640d SE. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Motley

    Goodbye to my 5

    One day insurance is easy to but these days. A serious buyer wouldn't baulk at spending that to be fully covered Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  4. Motley

    Goodbye to my 5

    One day insurance is easy to but these days. A serious buyer wouldn't baulk at spending that to be fully covered Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  5. Motley

    Goodbye to my 5

    One day insurance is easy to but these days. A serious buyer wouldn't baulk at spending that to be fully covered Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  6. Motley

    Goodbye to my 5

    One day insurance is easy to but these days. A serious buyer wouldn't baulk at spending that to be fully covered Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  7. Motley

    BM Auto Parts (West Bromwich)

    Does anyone have experience (good or bad) of using BM Auto Parts of West Bromwich? I have an E39 that needs quite a lot of work, mechanically and bodywork, so went along to check them out last week. Their premises look utterly chaotic and don't create a very good impression at all, but they are extremely convenient for me.
  8. Motley

    I'm regressing too

    I sold an e60 525d earlier this year, but have just bought a manual e39 530i Sport which needs some TLC. MOT history suggests that some bushes will need replacing: Advisory from 2015 Nearside Inner Front Suspension arm has slight play in a pin/bush (2.4.G.2) Offside Inner Front Suspension arm has slight play in a pin/bush (2.4.G.2) Nearside Rear Lower Suspension arm has slight play in a pin/bush (2.4.G.2) Offside Rear Lower Suspension arm has slight play in a pin/bush (2.4.G.2) Can anyone advise on likely costs and best options? Are the polybushes going to make ride of NVH any harsher than standard? Also will be looking for a good paintless dent repair man in the Midlands as the offside drivers door needs some attention. Bumpers, sills and some paintwork needed too. Wheels will be refurbished. Any thoughts on other work that will likely be required? The car seems like it has been serviced regularly, but maybe not cherished in the way that a forum enthusiast would do.
  9. Motley

    Alloy wheel colour change ideas?

    I bought my E60 with 18" wheels and then fitted it with some 19" spiders sourced from eBay. Undeniably they look much better but I much preferred the ride on 18". The Continentals the 19" were fitted with were so bad at aquaplaning in the wet it was frightening.So I'm back on 18" permanently, I sold the Spiders and now have two sets of 18". Neither have I been a fan of lowering since doing so ruined an Audi A6 I once had by making it too harsh. For me it's all about a car ride and handling compromise and not about looks. That e60 on M6 wheels looks fantastic but must have an incredibly firm ride. I couldn't cope with that on the 25000 miles I do per year.
  10. Motley

    Alloy wheel colour change ideas?

    Black would look catastrophically shit.
  11. Exactly. That's why I think it's the tyres that are the problem.
  12. My speed on the motorway is 70-80 mph. Other cars I have driven in the same conditions at the same speed have not had any issues. As for alignment - it might need doing.... don't know how relevant it is to aquaplaning issue though - it could be I suppose.
  13. I'm running a 2008 525d M Sport on 19" 172M alloys. The tyres fited are Continental Sport Contact with about 4.5mm to 5mm of tread. I find that the ability of the tyres to clear standing water on the motorway is absolutely terrible. Frankly this is the worst car I can remember driving for aquaplaning in such conditions. I'm not driving especially fast, but as soon as there's any quantity of water on the road surface I'm fearful of losing control of the car as it aquaplanes so easily. Is this a feature of the wide tyre width of the 19" wheels? Or is it that Continental's are crap in the wet? I notice that the tread pattern has no sipes connecting the central channels to the outside of the tyre - so I can't see how the tyre can clear these central channels of water. So is it the tyres or the wheel width that's causing this behaviour? Here's the tyre tread pattern: If you compare that with the tread pattern on a Goodyear tyre you can see that water from most of the central channels can escape via the connecting sipes. Opinions?
  14. Motley

    Tyre wear on Falkens

    I had 3 differnet sets of FK452 on two different E90. They all wore on the edges and becamse very very very noisy. I spent too much money trying to sort it including a full 4 wheel alignment on the first car. When the second car showed exactly the same issues I put it down to the tyres. They did last more than 12k miles though. I wouldn't buy them again. I replaced them with Nokian G2 which we quieter, more comfortable and better in the wet. Became a bot of a Nokian fanboy since then.
  15. Motley

    House's for Over 60's?

    "As you pull up outside this fantastic home you cannot fail but to be impressed by the kerb appeal, with its immaculate and stylish frontage with parking for up to four vehicles this house certainly has the WOW factor." Someone's smoking something of a Class A standard!!
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